A group of 185 Winder Barrow High School juniors are gearing up to take the Georgia High School Graduation Test next week by participating in a weeklong intensive review session designed to increase their test scores, particularly in social studies and mathematics.
The purpose, according to Jean McIntosh, assistant principal in charge of curriculum, is to offer students identified as needing extra help in passing the test an opportunity for intensive review prior to taking the test,
Program directors said the students, commonly referred to as “bubble kids,” were sub-grouped with the help of teachers in all subject matters.
For the full story and other education news, see the March 16 issue of the Barrow Journal.
mom on WBHS student
03/18/11 at 12:31 PM
this is a great idea, but after this week they have to spend NEXT week catching up on a week of classes that they missed to keep their grades up. I was first under the impression that they were exempt if they did this study class but I found out differently just before I signed the permission slip. Therefore, my child had to forego the study help to stay in class. The last time she missed a week for a school function she was given 2 days to make up 1 week of work and almost failed because she couldn't get all the missing assisgnments in....Just teach them right the 1st time Dr. Creel and then they wont have to have a week of review in order to graduate...Let's try doing something right the first time....